REALOMICS - Molecular Imaging of cellular stress
REALOMICS is a "Endringsmiljø" at the MN-faculty.
About the project
Molecular medicine emphasizes molecular mechanisms underlying disease to identify interventional strategies for personalized treatment. The study of such mechanisms is a central aspect of life sciences, the interdisciplinary study of living systems. In this context, molecular imaging is a central technique for non-invasive, quantitative observation of molecular interactions in living organisms.
The available imaging modalities microscopy, histology, autoradiography and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) allow for the visualisation of biochemical processes spanning several orders of magnitude in resolution from sub-cellular to tissue level. The key aspect of these modalities is the use of low concentrations of molecular probes that participate in molecular transactions of interest and simultaneously generate a quantifiable signal that can be measured from the outside without disturbing the organism.
Cultivating the cross disciplinary expertise and education necessary to make best use of the available technologies is crucial to improve molecular medicine in modern health care.